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Paul J. Chang, MD, medical director of enterprise imaging at the University of Chicago, began his presentation Monday morning at RSNA 2016 by saying his goal was to upset “everyone in the room” with his opinions on quality and IT. He said this with a smile, of course, but he did go on to speak about quality in different terms than radiologists are used to hearing. 

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